Carter Burwell is set to reteam with director John Lee Hancock on the upcoming drama The Founder. The film stars Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, Linda Cardellini, John Carroll Lynch, Patrick Wilson, Ric Reitz, Wilbur Fitzgerald and B.J. Novak. The movie tells the story of McDonald’s founder Ray Croc and chronicles how a milkshake dispensers salesman created one of the most powerful brands in the world. Robert D. Siegel (The Wrestler, Turbo) has written the screenplay. Jeremy Renner & Don Handfield (Kill the Messenger) are producing the project with Aaron Snyder (The Prestige, Mud). Burwell has previously collaborated with Hancock on the features The Rookie, The Alamo and The Blind Side. The director’s last movie, Saving Mr. Banks, was scored by Thomas Newman. The Founder will be released on November 25, 2016 by the Weinstein Company.
Burwell is also currently finishing up work on the comedy Hail Ceasar! for the Coen Brothers. The composer also scored a number of films to be released in theaters over the next couple of months including Todd Haynes’ Carol, Brian Helgeland’s Legend, Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang (which was just picked up by Starz for a release in 2016 following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival) and Disney’s The Finest Hours.